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Feb 25, 2013 12:00am EST
americans believe that u.s.-japan relationships is the most important foundational relationship in asia. it is emblematic of how a important we give this relationship. in his tenure and president obama's second term, we are delighted to have him here. please welcome him with your applause, prime minister abe. [applause] >> thank you for your warm introduction. thank you, ambassador. thank you, governor. thank you, doctor green. and thank you all for joining me today. last year, we updated a paper about japan. they asked if japan would end up becoming that nation. here is my answer to you. japan is not and will never be a tier two country. that is the core message i am here to make. i am back. [laughter] [applause] thank you. and so shall japan be. that is what i wanted to say. i could stop here and take questions for the next 50 minutes. i know, however, that society has started to look anxious. bear with me for another 20 minutes. the time i have spent, five years, since being prime minister. first and foremost, where japan should stand in the future. japan could do this, and what japa
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 1:30am EST
democrat or a republican u.s. been a governor who does not think the american people should have a sense that hard work will be rewarded. the work party have an opportunity. i do not know of any men and women that are a better living example of that and all be sitting in front of me. we all use the phrase move forward in a balanced way. one man's balance is another man's imbalance. that is what we have got to talk about. the one thing i do not think any of the lack is a vision about how great this country can be. we ought to be able to reassert ourselves in a way that we own the 21st century. i know the guy i am about to introduce believes that but you do. let me introduce you to my friend, barack obama.[applause] [applause] >> thank you. have a seat. thank you. welcome. thank you for being here. we all have a lot on our plate. everything from our immigration system to our education system. as joe said, our goal is to make sure that we can be an effective partner with you. i want to thank the members of my cabinet who are here and members of the administration. i want to thank jack
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 12:30am EST
hearing with u.s. central command nominee general lloyd austin. then the state of the indian nation speech by the president of the national congress of american indians. and a senate hearing on the implementation of the dodd-frank regulations for financial institutions. >> what worries me is that i do not want to be sitting in the same place i was a couple of years ago, going to the government and saying, this -- i want to see spectrum management that is much more market-driven. things like incentive options oakley will continue to work. the commission given flexibility to existing licensees. the secondary market working in a smoother way than it does now. >> you look at the growth rate in data usage from subscribers, we're seeing anywhere from 30%- 50% on an annual basis. there is no slowing down. there is this insatiable hunger for capacity, faster speeds, and they have a long feature in being able to provide that service. onmore from this year's ces monday night on the communicators at 8 pm eastern on cspan 2. >> general lloyd austin has been nominated to lead the u.s. central co
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
election, it really made the u.s. convinced it was the possibility for black people, specifically. when i saw the idea that this guy could rise from a mixed race background and get elected president in a country where his people, people who look like him, are not the majority, it says something good about america. that was the whole point of the book i was trying to get, that some people actually missed, that this was a real place of promise and opportunity for black people. people in africa are looking at the u.s. in a different way. i think the election of obama was a fantastic thing, not just for africa, but it is all over the world. i am amazed when i go to indonesia and i am checking in at the airport and the immigration officer looks at my passport and looks at me and says, obama, number one. taxi drivers in beijing will look over and say, i like obama. he has really changed the perception of african americans, of black people around the world, for some. >> what is your reaction after living all over the world to the statement a lot of people make who call this network that america
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
the specifics within the proposal, i have not as of yet. >> u.s. your republican colleagues on the committee to join you, buy or -- you have asked your republican colleagues on the committee to join you -- why or why not? [inaudible] >> first of all, i did not ask members to join me because i am not advancing legislation here. it is not like i will call them up to be a co-sponsor, there is nothing here to co-sponsor. in fact i made very clear as we were drafting its that i did not want to have the specific legislation in here. when we first started off my critical minerals bill was in here, which i usually supported, but this is -- if this is really a conversation starter, let's allow it to be just that. there is nothing predetermine, preordained, nothing determined in there. what i wanted to do was developing these discrete pieces of legislation where i go to my colleagues and ask for their specific support and i hope that they will take a look at it and there will be initiatives that will look at and say -- hey, coming from this perspective, i have this idea and maybe we can buil
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 6:00am EST
all about pulling out of certain areas like the ease in finding less of the u.s. space on a lot of the fight? is it about that trend? >> it is what we have worked to try to achieve all along. that is to make this war effort over time more afghan. afghans,the face aof but their capabilities. we are doing an effective job enabling them. they have surpassed our expectations in many cases. that is not to say we do not have work to be done in certain areas. there is work to be done. they have taken on this site willingly. it would be a great -- they have made great sacrifices. >> we are trying to help them every step of the way. >> do you have any comments on the times story about saudi arabia providing weapons for the rebels through croatia? is this the right way to deal with the crisis? does the pentagon have concerns that these weapons would end up in the hands of terrorist groups? >> i cannot speak to the reported policies of other countries. our policy remains of providing alternative forms to the opposition. the overall narrative remains the same. this is a narrative of the syrian
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
you. there are two references in this memo where the target of a lethal operation, a u.s. citizen who may have rights under the due process clause of the fourth double-fourth amendment -- fourth amendment. if the fifth amendment attaches and the fourth amendment attached is -- attaches, the as a u.s. citizen who enjoy the full complement of constitutional protections? if not, why not? whichever law professor -- i would pick the one who gave me a bad grade in con law, but he is not here. would the eighth amendment applied? >> the background that this white paper is based on is critical to this question. >> i just want to know if a u.s. citizen enjoys the full panoply of constitutional protections when they are traveling abroad? does the fourth amendment applied -- apply? >> i will lead to an actual constitutional professor -- >> do i have to comply with miranda it? -- with miranda? i am talking about citizens abroad. >> the short answer is yes. >> so the eighth amendment applies and the six bay and -- xith amendment -- sixth amendment applies. how is the analysis different if it is a u
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00am EST
>> let's talk about recent comments in canada, the u.s. ambassador to canada and find that more action by canada on climate change might make it easier for the president to approve keystone. how did you interpret those comments? >> i think it was another opportunity to talk about what we are doing. i believe for the president and for canada, it is both. you can actually improve energy security and in our neighborhood of north america and with vehicle emissions standards, coal plants standards, you will eventually see that in the united states. nobody is replacing a coal plant with coal again. they are replacing it with natural gas. it reduces emissions by 50%. i did not see that as a quid pro quo. when the secretary of state and our minister of foreign affairs met and had a press conference, they talked about both climate change and energy security. we talked about vehicle emissions standards. th minister talked about the action we've taken had the the united states on coal plants in canada. i closed down some coal plants. i thought it was good for our jurisdiction but i think e
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
happens in canada-u.s. relations. we tend to view a whole thing through a natural lens. there's so much muscle memory in the relationship that goes beyond this particular one project. in the days of the in the days of the lumbar wars, there was obsession with lumber. the truth of the matter is, the relationship is pretty good. it is pretty gigantic. i think there are opportunities that we can look at. canada and the united states are both looking at how we do business in asia. if the fda was abiding and nasa was a honeymoon, we might have a second honeymoon. it is all the needs of upgrading. it might be the way to do that. there might be ways to get some procurement deals. i didn't that there is a lot more to the relationship, including the way we deal with the relationship with the rest of the world. we have not talked about everything else we do around the world together in some of the troubled spots. there are real values that we share. >> in the context, we in canada -- there is a need to be a closer relationship between the prime minister and the president. we will move the co
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 1:00am EST
would be down. law enforcement is poorly enforcing current gun laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
but looking at narrower product lines. but in coming to the u.s., i can look at all the product lines in one geographic market. it's a different way of look k at the business. much more in the trenches than in the headquarters of the corporation. >> for samsung products s the u.s. and canada north america a growth market? >> it still is. traditionally we've thought about developed markets and developing markets. if you look at the last few years of our progress in the u.s. market, we've seen tremendous growth. some of that is coming from new categories like the rise of the digital television or the growth of the phone business. some of it is we pick up our market share in home appliances, an area where the samsung brand hasn't been as well known but bringing the same invasion we brought to television and phones, bringing the new design, now we can grab business in home appliances. >> what's the employment level in the us for samsung? >> we employ several thousands neem terms of sales and marketing and product design. we have a very large production center texas which is a semiconducte
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
in the name of congress the medal of honor to staff sergeant clinton romesha, u.s. army, force -- for conspicuous gallantry and intricately above and beyond the call of duty. clinton romesha this in which and self at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving in the fourth brigade combat team, fourth infantry division, during combat against an enemy in afghanistan on october 3, 2009. on that morning, staff sergeant romesha and his comrades awakened to an attack by an estimated 300 enemy fighters, employing concentrated fire from a rocket-propelled grenade from anti-aircraft machine guns, and small armed fighter -- fire as well as mortars. they were compelled to seek reinforcements from the barracks before returning action. staff sergeant romesha to god and an enemy machine-gun team, and while engaging a second, the generator he was using for cover was struck by an rpd, and looking him with shrapnel wound. undeterred by his injuries, he continued to fight and upon the arrival of another soldier to aid him and the assistant gunner, he then assembled as i
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
does something they could do to reassure the u.s. and the international community, it seems to be another clear implication of what you are saying is that the u.s. takes further steps to support the syrian opposition it would be read as strengthening their view that we are out to get them. >> we are out to get assad. are we ipso facto out to get iran? are we going to protect the allies, which is something i think we need to do despite the fact that they have a bad record? no one in syria has a sterling record, but it think we need to give them the opportunity to say there is a news syria forming. do they want to be engaged? what is the relationship there? i'm not very optimistic that we could get the iranians on board, but maybe you could find a way to make them increasingly less relevant. do they equate that with a regime change? maybe. we have to be aware of it. i think that's a stretch. i think the iranians could see, what i say is increasing value in the opportunity to talk if they begin to understand that the region is not moving totally in their direction all the time, which
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm EST
today. it turns out that it was february 21, 1865 -- 148 years ago today, that the u.s. patent office issued a patent. i will not give you a pop quiz. it was labeled john deere plow. the implement sketched out could have easily been labeled one of the most important inventions in history. they called it the plow that broke the plains, and it did. by replacing cast iron with smooth innovation, it opened up swaths of land for cultivation. it made it possible for my hometown to exist. beforehand, tilling an acre took a full 24 hours. afterward, as little as five. every toil ended another assumption of what the land could produce. it is not just the start of agricultural success, but of national success. this kind of game changing innovation has enabled us to leap ahead and increase harvest and feed the whole world. sometimes these innovations come from the most advanced science. other times they are simple steps and ideas that come from looking at and listening closely to the problem. all of them can break down barriers to food security. it can allow us to allow new paths of progress. we
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 2:05pm EST
committee of any changes that have been made or are being proposed to the posture of u.s. forces overseas to respond to similar terrorist attacks in the future that we sought in benghazi. anything that will affect the dod and installations overseas. they released a timeline of its response to the assaults of september 11th and 12th and including on the deployment of various forces based in the united states or overseas. a copy of this timeline is in front of us. i think we will each have it and it will be included in the record. according to the timeline, the temporary mission facility, the department of defense's first reaction was to react on a mission of libya to provide better awareness of the events of the events in benghazi. there were a series of meetings in the pentagon for expanding the department of defense's response as well as to prepare for the potential outbreak of further violence throughout the region. during these meetings, secretary panetta authorized a number of deployments. i hope that secretary panetta and the chairman will provide the committee with detail o
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 5:15pm EST
pakistan-u.s. relationship. i assume that is of interest to everyone here. i'm happy to take questions about other issues or concerns that you might raise. it is good to be able to say that after a year, nearly over a year of my being here in washington since november, 2012, this relationship has come a long way since the days of early 2011 and early 2012 when it was marked by chronic mistrust and times of mismanagement and episodes that left many of us awake at night. i'm happy to report that the relationship is now on a stable and, we hope, up hill trajectory. our expectations are clearly articulated to each other. and certainly, the goals that we have mutually in the region and working for peace and stability in south and central asia as well as in pakistan, a task that is dauntingly cut out for us. we also of course, i want to report that quite apart from the past relationship, pakistan is under growing historic transformation and transition in the sense that we are in a few months about to go to our first peaceful constitutional transfer of power, which is through a general electi
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
playing a role in the destiny of the planet. terrorists should be afraid. the u.s. industry should be afraid. because what we are going to do is come up with 810 thousands of european gdp and is going to be of maximum impact on our gdp as well. and i've even heard rumors that france will pare these numbers even more so that it gets more money back. this budget will let least be fair. when you took office in paris, mr. president, you said that fairness and justice will be priorities underpinning all of their actions. now is a chance for you to shut you meant that. the financing is the most unjust that there is. five of the richest companies pay relatively less than the 10 poorest ones, and they're all new member states. overall reform based on new resources, and we are pleased about where you had to say about that fight. you said it was basically going to fight to put a seating on -- a ceiling on its own contribution, which means making it tougher and more expensive for the poorest countries. we have to find some way of reducing for the next seven years. cohesion from expenditures, cou
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:30am EST
u.s. and other healthy approaches to africa by emphasizing the building of strong geopolitical partnerships with african states and strengthening economic growth and prosperity on the continent. the center seeks to engage and inform with policymakers in the general public of the strategic importance of effort that. both globally and for american and european interest in particular. a subject which obviously -- a commitment you share by joining us today. of strategic importance. we do this for -- a robust media presence. we worked promote constructive us leadership and engagement in international affairs is done the central role of the atlantic community in meeting international challenges. the africa center supports and collaborates with product -- public and private sectors, giving practical solutions to the challenges in africa. on that none of the practical solutions is that we put together this panel today. i am pleased to discuss these issues. strategic importance of what is going on in mali, specific importance for u.s. and european interests as well as for the security a
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 2:00am EST
remember the lines brigade concept where you had iraqi security forces? unit the brigade and you had u.s. forces working as a team. i think i'd have been your idea. it was working so well. basically paramilitary forces that are kurd and now you see a shooting war about to iraq and the traditional iraqi security forces. he told me between 5000 people between the article and 40 boundary line, but to keep tensions. >> dear member telling me we were blind inciter insult away from these guys shooting each other and reach of a file at first keep low? >> is my cessna commissary. what you see now is the blood for all us a story last week about how close they come to firing at each other over the oil problems. so now, i want to introduce into the record the exchange i had the general dempsey and general osten in 2010 and 11 about what happened in iraq. >> without objection. >> now let's move to afghanistan. that's not my intent, but i think it's only fair to the committee that you talk to general allen. pick up the phone, i know he families. you reach one of the finest officers to the other serve
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
lobby and that they succeed on doing dumb things through intimidation and that u.s. policy has been the wrong approach, because the intimidation has worked. so when you talked about the jewish lobby, were you talking about apack? minor pack? christians united or israel? and do you still believe that their success in this town is because of intimidation and that they are, as you stated, urging upon our government that we do dumb things? >> well, first, i have never been accused of political expediency. probably got me in some trouble, senator. second, to address the last comment and we'll go back to sanctions. i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro-israel lobby. i think it's the only time on the record that i've ever said that. now, you all have done a lot of work with my record, and yes, it's appropriate, by the way. any nominee's record, what he or she thinks, says, does, absolutely. i was on your side of the -- for 12 years, so i understand that and that responsibility. so i don't have any problem with that. as i've already noted that i sho
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 4:35am EST
joined by u.s. attorney timothy heaphy. there was a request by the republican side it to send a witness to our next hearing on the importance of enforcement of the gun law. timothy heaphy was appointed as u.s. attorney for the western district of virginia. he has worked in private practice and taught at the university of virginia school law. mr. heaphy, thank you for joining us today. we will give you five minutes for an opening statement. your complete statement will be part of the record. and then we will ask you questions. >> thank you chairman durbin, ranking member cruz. i am pleased and honored to speak with you about the continuing work of the united states attorney community and the department of justice to address gun-related violence. this is a very personal issue to me. i've prosecuted hundreds of gun cases in my years as a federal prosecutor, including a yearlong trial of a violent drug gang right here in washington, d.c. i currently serve as united states attorney and a district that has felt the pain of a mass shooting on the campus of virginia tech. i spoke to vic
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 6:20pm EST
for this area and starting last month, one of the state voices and that u.s. house. i'm proud to live in a state that spends less than it takes in. the secret to our success has always been a value system that promotes a strong sense of responsibility and accountability. family members and tax payers and community volunteers. for too long, the democratic majority has failed to see the value in the sound model of working hard and living within your means. on their watch, we have been operating without a national budget, piling up debt that exceeds $16 trillion and unemployment levels that remain stubbornly high. we are at risk of having our credit rating downgraded. despite these challenges, americans may have cause for optimism. i recently voted along with my colleagues in the house to present the democratic majority in the u.s. senate with a simple but powerful challenge -- pass a budget or you do not get paid. by forcing senate democrats to live up to one of the asic responsibilities of government, passing a budget, -- one of the basic responsibilities of government, passing budget,
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
stemming the criss will discuss what he thought the u.s. could have done -- stanley mcchrystal and discussed what he thought the u.s. could have done better. the retired four-star general commanded special operations in iraq and all u.s. forces in afghanistan and his resignation in 2010. this event is about 90 minutes. terrorist zarqawi, but also many of the procedures that led to the finding and killing of bin laden. the success of joint special operations command is one of the most important stories in the broader war on terror. we are honored that roos will be -- bruce riedel will be interviewing general mcchrystal this morning. this is based on the recent book, which i hope you a purchase, which we are proud to be discussing, my share of the task -- "my share of the task," its describes the role of not only command, but also other military personnel and international personnel that he worked with. just a couple more words about our panelists. bruce was a 30-year cia veteran before joining brookings in 2006. at the cia, he did a number of things, including working at nato headqu
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
economy. we need to spend money to exist. in the u.s., you just cannot stop spending money. if you do, it will be the end of us. these people are haters. they are not going to change the way they think. thank god there are enough people in this country who think progressively. maybe we can turn this economy around and help america. have a nice day. host: robert brings up the sequestration. we will talk about that later with ray locker of "usa today." he will talk about the sequestration's effect on defense spending. that will be and about 25 minutes. we want to show you more of the president's speech four years ago and elkhart, indiana where he can each -- pitched his economic plan. he talks about the people who have lost their livelihood. [video clip]>> nearly 600,000 in the past month alone. when we say that this area has lost jobs faster than anywhere else in the united states of america, with an unemployment rate of over national security editor $1.2 trillion% when it was 4.7% just last year. we talk about layoffs in companies like keystone rv. companies that have sustained this c
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
. then today's white house briefing. female veterans discuss lifting of the u.s. military's ban on women in combat. and economists from the george w. bush and obama administrations give their 2013 economic forecast. today was hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state she gave a speech in which she thanked her employees and discussed american diplomacy. former senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. on that first day on, you've touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy and you've done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership and each of us will always be deeply proud to say that we served hillary clinton's state department. [chee
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
afghanistan says the u.s. spent more than $50 billion to help build a afghan national security force. he said the u.s. is missing key information about the force. he spoke to the center of strategic and international study. >> welcome. it is my pleasure today to be hosting john sofco who is the special inspector general for the afghanistan construct. he has been a state and federal prosecutor. he has been congressional council, senior government advisor. he has been the chief council for oversight and investigations for the house committee on energy and commerce. has also been on chief overseek council at the homeland security. under then senator sam nun, he was on the senate subcommittee for investigation state. he has worked at commerce at the justice department and at the state and federal level. today, he is the special inspector general for afghanistan's restructure. we are entering our 12th year in that conflict. i wish that i can report that reconstruction is complete. unfortunately, we do know compared to ten years ago, there has been a great of deal in afghanistan's society
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
been talked about and defined, as i said the main the 2006 quartet principles and u.s. resolutions -- u.n. resolutions that that is part of a final status set of issues that have to be resolved. the united states, no other country can impose that on israel. that is a negotiable issue. but it has been out there. that remains to be dealt with in negotiations. >> is it one that you think the united states should encourage? >> i would encourage peace and a secure, safe israel. that is what i think most of this would want to see. >> ok. in 2009, you made a statement suggesting that u.s. ground troops should be sent to that part of the world and installed as u.n. peacekeepers in a "non- militarize palestinian state." is that appropriate? >> i don't have the facts in front of me, but i don't think that that was earmarked -- a recommendation was making. as i recall my comments and you may be able to give me exactly the comments, they were in the context of how do you secure israel's border? who secures israel's border? it has been suggested that this is a peacekeeping role for nato. that i
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
show you two different takes on the economy here in the papers this morning. "u.s. a today," according to a survey -- two different perspectives on the economy this morning. we are talking about sequestration, march 1 is the deadline for congress and the president to come up with something to avoid sequestration. kevin, an independent scholar, what do you think? democrats want tax increases. caller: i think they should cut the medicaid and medicare. the president has to realize he had senior citizens with fixed income and they depend on medicare and medicaid to help with their medical bills. i agree with the caller from ohio. the economy is tough already. what happens if they did not come into the station on march 1. what happens then? host: margie, a democratic caller. go-ahead. caller: i do not believe in all of the spending we are doing. that scares me because there are so many people that -- >> as far as medicare. we have to do something. caller: we have a problem giving sompeople somethign they don't deserve. host: a director from the cia -- caller: everything our fede
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 6:20pm EST
for the u.s.. >> hi everybody. over the last few years, democrats and republicans have come together and cut our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion through a balanced mix of cuts and tax for the wealthiest americans. that is more than both parties say we need to stabilize our debt. i believe e we can finish the job the same way we started it, with a balanced cut of spending cuts and tax reform. and the majority of the american people agree, both democrats and republicans. my preference and the preference of many members of congress is to do that in a balanced way by making sensible changes to entitlement programs and reforming our tax code. as we speak, both the house and senate are working toward budget proposals i hope will lay out this balanced path going forward. wut that takes time and right now, if congress doesn't act by march 1 a series of harmful doubts spending also known as the sequester are scheduled to take effect. and the result could be a huge blow to middle class families and our economy as a whole. if it goes forward thousands of workers are likely to be laid off, fi
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
my years in the u.s. senate is when a former vietnam friend spent a little time. . i was proud of the g.i. bill because we were able to get to world war ii veterans, jim webb and chuck hagel, we got together and we got the boat and passed the bill. that is the way things should work or this country. the objective was not to get jim webb or chuck hagel any credit. the inductive was to do something for the country, -- the objective was to do something for the country on the do something for the people. this kind of attention, this kind of recognition -- much of my life has been about doing everything i can in some way to help veterans and their families, whether it was a program or whatever it was. i'm proud of that. i'm more proud of that than anything else i have been involved in. i'm proud of my background and my career, like all of you are. nothing makes me prouder or has ever made me prouder. to each of you in this room, as of you who are watching this around the world, i say to you, thank you. thank you to you for your service and sacrifices. i will do everything i can. i look for
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
again in u.s., or jobs gained rather in the u.s., 157,000. we go to pete in lakeland, florida on our line for democrats. you're on the "washington journal." caller: hey, top of the morning to you gentlemen. i know you touched a little bit on downsizing. i mean the microsoft, excel format, making everybody a number for efficiency in the efficiency experts. but man, i think capitalisms on the way to die in the united states. you got companies right now that, if you want your high tech workers and you want a submarine, the college students and the current working class in america, you go to india and you bring them over on visas. you want to crush the white collar workers, i mean unions as far as industrial are pretty much dead. you move your plants to china and mexico. host: patrick rice, your response to what he had to say. guest: if he's arguing we're on the brink of a social revolution, it would seem to me that, i can't see in the future and i don't want to say he's wrong, but we've been endured tougher economic situations in the past without peel launching a full-scale revolution.
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
. last year was the hottest on record in the u.s. with massive summer droughts. leading secretary vilsack to declare more than half of u.s. counties primary nash trip -- a natural disaster areas. we witnessed extreme flooding throughout asia and devastating droughts in the horn of africa. in europe, and characteristic deep freezes have given way to destructive fires. u.n.food organizations are warning of a huge locusts in egypt. talk about disasters of biblical proportions. you cannot make this stuff up. as the secretary has shared with us on many occasions, these natural disasters are leading to higher and higher profit insurance payout at a time the federal government is facing a brutal fiscal crunch. and while some folks may believe warmer temperatures and more co2 may actually benefit agriculture, it does not look that way in the long run. crop yields are down 2% to 3% globally and for everyone degree of celsius increase of average temperature, yields decrease by an average of 5%. climate change is projected to degrade it up to one-fifth of the arable land in the developing wo
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
speechwriter. i think he was also a speechwriter for ronald reagan. he was also in the u.s. ia, the united states information agency, and he wrote the screenplay for the memorial film about jfk, the man who fought a lot about american history. he disagreed with my approach from the get go. well before the controversies of bringing in john d.. he said every president has a right to a watering hole. there are all those who admires him who can go and speak and not have to worry about the judgment of history. if it is ahat's true private facility. but the minute you make it belic, i think it can't published--- cannot be governed by those rules. again, i don't think the public recognizes that it has a choice. if you go to the different presidential libraries, you'll find this among them are shrines and others are places of serious discussion. the harry truman, for example, is a place of serious discussion. the johnson library is redoing its museum. i haven't seen it yet, but i suspect it will be a place for serious discussion. and there are others that are not. i think the public needs to figur
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
the legal justification for the treatment of terrorist detainees in u.s. custody. within months of taking office released several olc memos describing the legal justification for the treatment of terrorist detainees in u.s. custody. do you think it was appropriate that a different standard was applied to the release of the memos from the bush administration than those produced by the obama administration? >> i do not think there was a different standard. >> one was released within four months of the obama administration taking office. the other had been requested for a much longer time. >> i am not a lawyer. i have come to learn of the term sui generis. the olc memos released after the president came into office were released because the program was terminated. olc will counsel opinions, and those opinions were looked at in a different way because of the sui generis circumstances. >> both are essential for the ability of congress to carry its oversight responsibilities. finally, the intelligence reform act and terrorist prevention act of 2004, with which you are very familiar and w
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Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
the u.s. government to end prove the and quality of cyber -- improve the quality of cyber security. our u.s. entities required to share my information with the government as well? >> the president can only direct executive branch agencies to take action. under the executive order, only the entities are on the federal side. we would like companies to share more information with the federal government. we are working to encourage them to do so. we are working to have that happen. that is an area where we need legislation to deal with some of the issues that are in that space to enable more information to flow back to the private sector and to the government that the text privacy and several -- protects privacy and civil liberties. >> the word voluntary is used for currently. >> yes. we look at the issues that we face in cyberspace. if you look at the problems and how the government has to deal with them, you see no one agency can deal with it. and needs to be a holistic approach. it is not just the federal government. it is federal, state, and local governments that deal with this is
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Feb 9, 2013 4:20pm EST
. that is, as the program or project been coordinated with other implemented u.s. agencies other international donors? the border police example is an example of poor coordination with the afghan government. poor coordination with the u.s. government. strengthen the financial sectorwe found that even though the department of homeland security aware of the other's efforts. over visibility of cash flows. as reported, ltd. interagency at risk of working a cross purposes and definitely not benefiting and leveraging existing relationships. the next question i posed is particularly important for as much as the agency's conditions permit and effective scheduled to end by december,u.s. and coalition forces have already pulled out of a number of locations in afghanistan, leading some of those places too dangerous for us or the implementing agencies to visit. some of you may have heard of a afghanistan, which in essence the says that the military will only provide security in areas within an hour of a facility that can provide emergency care. the safe and bubble around of those medical fac
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Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
overseeing the u.s. plans to withdraw from afghanistan with plans to keep a number of troops stationed in pakistan. wondering how that whole situation would be affected if pakistan were to some regional parties and how relations between the countries would be affected? >> the expectation is that pakistan is going to go through what i would call a vertical meltdown. it will not officially become a failed state, but when organs of the state start acting on their own, and at the height of pakistani integrity of the nation, you can imagine when the country starts to disintegrate in -- at various levels, what we are going to see in terms of proliferation and involvement of pakistan in all sorts of things which are against our interests. i think that the whole issue of india-pakistan would be exacerbated as a result of the potential of pakistani involvement in the middle east, which is also something which is almost obvious. the saudis did finance them, and they do have a prior agreement with them, things that the indians would be extremely concerned about what they will see as a second strike
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Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm EST
u.s. faces an array of national security threats. sequester will effect military readiness. it is unacceptable we launch from one manufactured crisis to the next and americans have had enough. these are bad for the economy and make it harder for families to make ends meet. steep drops in consumer confidence during the fight over the debt limit and the fiscal cliff, the fallout, after layman brothers failure and 9/11. this has consequences. if consumers do not spend, businesses will not prosper and hire more workers. if businesses are not hiring, our economy will not grow. it is that simple. we must do all we can to restore confidence and not only the financial system but also in our ability as a country to tackle long term challenges in a responsible, bipartisan manner. in addition to congress acting on a deficit reduction plan that's balanced and promotes job creation, there are things this committee can do to help achieve these goals. from workers oversite to confirming well qualified nominees to reauthorization laws to reach consensus on the future of housing finance, there are
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Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
and the substitute seeks to affirm that even though that was modified and overturned in the u.s. supreme court in u.s. vs. laura which said that in fact if this body voted we could in fact confer upon native americans the authority to give them plenary power to enact legislation to relax restrictions on tribal sovereign authority. . we have the power to allow them to enforce necessaryic violence laws and rape laws on their land. and we so need it, madam speaker, because if you are a tribal woman, a member of a tribe, say for example the band river chippewa in my state and you were raped on native land, tribes don't have any authority over that perpetrator if he's a nonindian, even if he's your husband. the local police in that area don't have any authority. the county sheriff doesn't have any authority. the state trooper can't come in and arrest them. and the only person that has any authority over that non-indian is some federal agent in madison, wisconsin, 500 miles away. which is why there has been a 67% declination of prosecutions of sexual assault. the speaker pro tempore:
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Feb 22, 2013 9:00am EST
in the last 10 years. >> there talking about u.s. response to a potential cyber attacks from china. earl is on the phone from maryland, independent line. >> i think this problem is not going to be resolved for the simple reason -- i used to tell my children that what you accept is what you teach. americans do the same thing to iran and now want to say the reason why they do it is because of good reasons while others do it for bad reasons. good and bad is relative. because they do it for different reasons other than you, you never look at the principle of what you are doing. a lie is a lie in a matter what good reason you tell a lie for. they learn have to be deceitful like you. guest: the u.s. government is allegedly behind the seven attack in iran that destroyed several thousand nuclear centrifuges a year -- centrifuges a couple years ago. we spy on other governments. we spy on other countries create but we are not using the nsa to spy on chinese businesses. other countries are going to look at our astronauts. -- at our espionage. >> from twitter -- and this op-ed from the comment
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
♪ host: this is just coming across the eight key. there has been an explosion outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. also there are reports of several people being injured. former new york city mayor ed coach who apparently died as a result of congestive heart failure -- he was 88 years old. at about 8:30, we will examine yesterday's confirmation hearing with a chuckle. for our first 45 minutes, we'll take a look at hillary clinton, almost 1 million miles traveled as she served for a president. we will take a look at her ten- year and to wait how she did. she spent her last day in washington today. call us at -- if you want to send this tweet, do so at @cspanwj. we have had people responding to our question on facebook.com/c- span as well. senator kerrey will be sworn in later on today as well. secretary of state clinton spent her last day as secretary of state. the washington post has this headline -- more analysis in the papers, taking a look at the secretary of state. in our time, we are interested in hearing from you. the numbers -- you can treat us @cspanwj or on facebook. w
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
leaked white paper from the white house just fine drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. nbc news reported on the memo monday night and it has gotten lots of reaction in washington. what are your thoughts? call -- we want to get your thoughts on social media as well on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get your thoughts in a moment. first, josh gerstein is joining us on the phone. here's your headline -- what was this memo? guest: this is a white paper that looks like it was derived from some confidential legal opinions that the opinions -- opinions that the justice department wrote that authorized drones or some other counter-terrorism operations to basically killed u.s. citizens overseas. and it talks about one set of circumstances. it looks like it is talking specifically about a particular country or type of country or certain type of leaders or terrorist organizations and under what conditions it would be ok to use this type of lethal force. it does not talk about drones per say, but it appears that is what they are referring to. if it does not rule out using
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
, including chip and using our existing system to do that. we respectfully say to the u.s. department of health and human services that if they assume the responsibility for the individual exchange and that includes the web site portalforindividuals, including the tax credits. further, we would say that because utah is doing the business portion of the business , that there's no need to have a federal exchange doing the business. so we have a clear line of demark occasion. we are going to do the business and the federal government will do the individual side of this and see if we cannot, in fact, co-exist peacefully here and provide that to the marketplace. there are details yet to be worked out and putting this together and making sure that we are doing this in an appropriate way. but i was gratified and encouraged, when i met with secretary see bell yuss -- sebelius today, that they will look at it and see if there is something we can agree upon. the phrase she used was, i would like to find a way to get to yes. so i'm cautiously optimistic and have a ways to go and will be meeting wit
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
talk about higher education priorities live from the u.s. chamber of commerce at 10:00 eastern. later in the day, it looked at canada-u.s. relations with the canadian ambassador to the u.s. in his state of the union speech, president obama talks about raising the minimum wage. in 45 minutes, we'll talk about how it would affect the economy with a "york times"record year. -- with a
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Feb 10, 2013 10:30am EST
force is directed against u.s. citizens and non-citizens alike. i have been attempting to speak publicly about the very low number of civilian casualties that result from such strikes. . but for the past several years, this committee has done significant oversight of the government's, but of targeted strikes and the figures we have obtained from the executive branch, which we have done have confirmed that the number of civilian casualties that have resulted from such strikes each year has typically been in the single digits. when i asked to give out the actual numbers, i am told you cannot, and i say why not? because it is classified. it is a covert program. for the public, it does not exist. well, i think that rationale, mr. brennan, is long gone, and i will talk to you about that because i think it is very important that we share this data with people. this committee will continue to perform significant oversight of targeted strikes. we received this morning and office of legal counsel opinion on the topic. actually, we received a short one and a long one, and while i was there i was d
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Feb 10, 2013 2:00am EST
fisher, a u.s. economist. he david a. spending tax -- he favored a spendings tax. the secretary of the treasury proposed such a tax in 1942 and was laughed out of consideration. anyway, who was a proponent of that. then there was nicolas caldor wrote a book in 1955. the bees on that came from both the right and left. it was exempt savings and to help growth and not worry about progressivity so much. from the leftfromcaldor -- from the left, caldor view it as a way of getting at the waltealth. now we go onto more modern proposals. starting in the 1970's's. 1976, the treasury put out a tax reform proposal. there were two model taxes. the author of that study was pushing the consumption tax idea. the book caught a lot of attention. that was an individual tax with deductions for savings. in a big influence on that was a harvard professor who was an advocate of a consumption tax. this is surfaced later in a proposal that of the 1990's call the usa tax in which my colleague was one of the designers. a second idea that was popular was the flat tax, a book by professors at stanford originally
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Feb 11, 2013 2:05am EST
u.s. senator elizabeth dole. [applause] elizabeth was our breakfast speaker 26 years ago. she will give a reading from the holy scriptures. next to her as california representative at janice hahn. [applause] next year she will be standing in my place here. then have adel and mrs. jonathan greener. he is the u.s. chief of naval operations, which puts him in charge of about 300,000 sailors, 300 ships, and a 3500 aircraft. he will offer a prayer for our national leaders. [applause] next we have the spouse of my cochair, mary sessions. [applause] please join me in welcoming the pension -- the passionate, principled, and principled first lady of the united states, first lady michelle obama. [applause] continuing down the table, we have our friend and former colleague, the good vice- president of the united states, joe biden. [applause] on the other side of our speaker is my colleague and friend chuck schumer. he is the cry of -- the pride of ps 197 in brooklyn. he has been a member of the senate for over 30 years scripps -- years. [applause] next to him as a former colleague of ours, th
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